Muskie Wasp Cedar Top Water Lure

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Project by ghost5 posted 02-20-2013 01:10 PM 1297 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed this bait with the idea of a different profile in mind. The name comes from the wasp waisted profile I got when I started turning.

This is a through wire construction, meaning stainless steel wire runs completely through the bait forming the harness. Holes are drilled into the bottom to intersect the through hole and hangers are added for the hooks. The hangers are held in place by the through wire.

I prime and airbrush the pattern then clear with Envirotex. The buzz bait blade is added last. It looks like a pair of little feet paddling behind the lure.

The chipmunk and mouse are my favorites. The 6” size is a good all around size for bigger fish and the big one has a body that measures around 9 1/2-10” without the blade. The picture of the big one is before it was cleared.

-- Tommy,

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#1 posted 02-20-2013 02:16 PM

Do not have to many big fish for that type of big lure around here, but if you have the time and patience
to fish the right sections of the rivers you can get some pretty good sized pike. They help keep the mallard
duckling and Canada goslings population down in the river islands just below my place. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#2 posted 02-20-2013 02:22 PM

Very interesting, and very nicely crafted.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 02-20-2013 05:40 PM

those would probably work well on a few lakes up here in norther MN. I’ve hooked a few muskies over the years on tackle that was not meant to land those beasties. probably part of the reason I have never truly “landed” any of them. but it’s always a rush to get em up to boat and see how _bleepin big they are

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#4 posted 02-20-2013 05:40 PM

cool…what r u catching with a 10 inch lure?

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#5 posted 02-20-2013 05:46 PM

Thanks everyone.

phellemond those are used by folks up north for muskie. The thing is that isn’t even a big bait to them. I know people making 14”+ lures.

-- Tommy,

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